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Old Fashioned Beef Stew Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashioned Beef Stew, by , is from AT&T Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Karen Gonya
Added: Monday, February 6, 2006


1 lb. lean beef chuck,cut into 1" cubes
2 T. flour
2 T. olive oil
2 each, large yellow onion & large red onion(sliced thin)
2 c. mushrooms
4 c. sliced carrots
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium red potatoes
1 t. of each - thyme,basil & white pepper
2 t. tomato paste
2 c. beef broth
1 bay leaf
1 c. 1" green beans
1 T. cornstarch
1 T. cold water

Coat beef cubes with flour & shake off excess. In large non-stick pot, heat oil over med - high heat. Add beef saute until browned. Place on a plate.
Add onions & mushrooms to pot, saute lighty. Add garlic & spices, saute for 1 minute. Pour off fat. Return beef to pot. Stir in tomato paste, then broth & bay leaf.
Add enough water to cover (just) bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until beef is tender. About 1 hour - 1hour 15 minutes. Skim off foam. Add carrots, potatoes & beans. Cover partially & simmer for 20 minutes.In a bowl, mix cornstarch & cold water, stir into stew. Boil 1 minute. Remove bay leaf . Serves 6.




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